illustration by FOR ALL WOMANKIND
Here's to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.
Happy International Women's Day!
Whatever you are doing to commemorate International Women's Day - be it marching in New York, networking in London or simply spending time with friends - let's celebrate sisterhood, pay tribute women who inspire us and recognise the countless achievements of women around the world.
The lingerie industry is filled with inspirational women and we have been fortunate to meet some of these fierce female entrepreneurs. Click below to meet 4 inspiring women who are redefining the lingerie industry...
--- JADA SEZER ---
Jada is a popular plus-size model with a huge global following. In 2015 we had the opportunity to shoot and interview Jada about her life, ambitions and love of lingerie. Since the interview Jada's career has continued to sky-rocket and she has also launched her own inclusive fashion label SEZER.
" I decided to create my own brand SEZER as a responsible brand, known as 'the armour you wear to take on the world'. Not only does it give everyone access to quality contemporary fashion but it ranges from sizes 8-24 with the main aim to merge mainstream and 'plus size'. We are all women. We all deserve to be great. "
--- NUBIAN SKIN ---
Founded in 2014, Nubian Skin launched a beautiful collection of nude lingerie for darker skin-tones. The brand aimed to empower and inspire women by filling a much-needed niche in the market, and alleviating the struggle women of colour face when trying to find natural skin-tone undergarments.
Since our interview with founder Ade Hassan, Nubian Skin has gone from strength to strength, securing major international stockists and launching additional collections, hosiery and curve sizes. The brand has received several industry nominations and awards including Ade Hassan winning the Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
--- BEIJA FLOR ---
Beija Flor is the brainchild of sisters Abbie and Mazie. Having grown up in the lingerie business (their parents ran Aura Lingerie, a lingerie supplier/manufacturer) they decided to combine their unique insight and lingerie heritage to create a contemporary brand of stylish and comfortable intimates for the modern woman.
Beija Flor is underpinned by a genius and inclusive sizing system - X,Y,Z. Their bra sizes range from an A-G and, unlike many brands, Beija Flor pieces are developed so that no matter your size you can benefit from the same beautiful aesthetic without having to compromise on style.
Since the launch in 2016, the label has added a stunning swimwear selection, a lace range and ran a successful pop-up store. We can't wait to see what they do next...